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Matthew Ponthier

Heralding from the rustic, old town of Los Angeles, California; Matthew now resides in Boston where he diligently researches the cure for cancer. In reality, though, he just wants to play games and watch anime, and likes talking about them way too much. A Nintendo/Sony hybrid fan with a soft-spot for RPG’s, he finds little beats sinking hours into an immersive game world. You can follow more of his work at his blog and budding YouTube channel below.

Looking Back On a Cult Classic 10 Years Later: ‘The World Ends With You’

With The World Ends With You: Final Remix announced for the Switch, there's never been a better chance to take a look at why and how the original DS title wormed its way into the heart of so many avid fans.

‘A Sister’s All You Need’, And All You Need To Do Is Watch It

A Sister's All You Need takes the award for Most Misleading Title of the Fall 2017 anime season. Too bad that award will most likely cause many anime fans to pass on this wonderfully delightful series.

Hunting in the Great Wide World: ‘Monster Hunter World’ Beta Impressions

The Monster Hunter World closed beta left us hungering for the hunt.

The Refreshing Perspective of ‘Recovery of an MMO Junkie’

Recovery of an MMO Junkie presents a rare portrayal of how the genre of video games could have a profound, positive effect on an individual's life.

The Many Firsts of ‘Metroid Prime’

Metroid Prime released 15 years ago, yet the impact the title made can still be felt to this day.

Translating Anime Worlds Into ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ Kingdoms

Anime provides a plethora of potential ideas for more kingdoms in Super Mario Odyssey. See which ones fit best!
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A Personal Odyssey through the Lakeside Kingdom

I’ve always felt an affinity to water, being the surfer, wakeboarder, scuba diver, and ex-competitive swimmer that I am.
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Rhythm Game ‘Deemo Reborn’ Announced for PS4 and PSVR

Deemo Reborn announced for PS4 and will have VR support. Check out the new teaser trailer!

Roasting a Clover to a Charcoal Black

The first two episodes of "Black Clover' super compress all the worst aspects of the shōnen genre into a painful expository arc.
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The Psychological Appeals of ‘March Comes in Like a Lion’ and ‘Scum’s Wish’

Both March Comes in Like a Lion and Scum's Wish have the same psychological appeals that are accomplished in different ways.